Man Who Disappeared While Fishing Found Dead In Area Lake

LAKE BELTON (June 21, 2013)—An autopsy was ordered after searchers recovered the body of a man who disappeared while fishing at Sparta Valley Park on Lake Belton.

Friends dropped off Larry Dixon, 58, of Temple at the park at around 9 a.m. Thursday, but when they returned to pick up him at around 4:30 p.m., they couldn’t find him.

They called authorities after they discovered all of his fishing gear and his clothing on the shore of the lake.

Game wardens using sonar found the body in the water at around 8 p.m. Thursday and the Morgan’s Point Dive Team was called in to recover it.

Bell County Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield pronounced Dixon dead at the scene.

His death is under investigation.